Emotional Algebra

Category: music

Anaïs. 20. ENFJ.
Southern California: born and bred. Music aficionado, shameless admirer of the human physique, and overall people watcher.

I watch that stupid MTV show about teenaged werewolves and friends.
  • Track Name: Sweet Dreams (Mashup)
  • Artist: Emily Browning/Marilyn Manson
  • Album: Sweet Dreams (Mashup)


Sweet Dreams [Mashup] - Emily Browning/Marilyn Manson

  • Track Name: Do I Wanna Know (Arctic Monkeys cover)
  • Artist: Hozier

Hozier - Do I Wanna Know (Arctic Monkeys cover)

  • Track Name: Centuries (Acoustic Version)



centuries (acoustic) | fall out boy cover [download]


  • Track Name: Settle Down
  • Artist: The 1975
  • Album: The 1975 (Deluxe Version)

I’m so fixated on the girl with the soft sound,
her hair all over the place.







This was recorded by the Portsmouth Sinfonia in an experiment where all the members of the orchestra would swap instruments with each other and attempt to play them to the best of their ability.

favorite things about this

  • literally all the brass starts to get the hang of it and then the crescendos happen and everyone is like FUCK FUCK FUCK??? FUCK. JUST. BLOW RLY HARD.
  • the strings are lazy but also the same. like u can tell a lot of the ppl w/ the stringed instruments may already basically know how to play stringed instruments. like there’s definitely a section at the beginning where you hear a good portion going “oh yeah this is like. a smaller/bigger version of what i do.”
  • all you hear of any woodwinds is just “pffffttt??? pFFFTTTT???? PFFFFFTTTT I SAID PFFFFTTTT!!!!!” bc woodwinds are fucking HARD and you hear after like the first crescendo half of them just give up. they give up. they’re done. fuck this it tastes weird and my lips hurt.
  • that trumpet. that person is fucking TRYING man they fucking GOT this. they may not have figured out notes but they figured out LOUD and they GOT this.



  • Track Name: Next in Line
  • Artist: WALK THE MOON
  • Album: Walk the Moon


I’ll stay by you 

  • Track Name: Arsonist's Lullaby
  • Artist: Hozier
  • Album: From Eden
  • Track Name: I forget where we were
  • Artist: Ben Howard
  • Album: I forget where we were (2014)


Hello love, my invincible friend
Hello love, the thistle and the burr
Hello love, for you I have so many words
But I, I forget where we were

  • Track Name: Try To Remember, Forget (Acoustic)
  • Artist: Say Anything
  • Album: Say Anything/Eisley Split

Say Anything/Eisley Split

  • Track Name: Can't Help Falling In Love
  • Artist: Fleet Foxes Sing
  • Album: Fleet Foxes Sing the '60s


"like a river flows surely to the sea,
darling so it goes, some things are meant to be.
take my hand, take my whole life too.”

  • Track Name: Drømde mik en drøm i nat
  • Artist: National Museum of Denmark
  • Album: I Dreamt Me A Dream



For people who are actually interested in how viking music might have sounded, “Drømde mik en drøm i nat" (/I dreamt a dream last night) is the earliest music (and lyrics) known in Scandinavia preserved on the last page of the (~1200-1300) Codex Runicus as rune notes.

The song and melody is still known and used today in most of Scandinavia, as a sort of folk-standard. This version, deceivingly slow in the beginning, is presented as close to the original sound of the years 900-1000 as historians think they can come.

This song might have survived because it was a gigantic hit, like the viking’s very own “Billie Jean”. A total pop slayer that stayed around long enough for music notes to be invented.

The more you know.

Cool as hell

  • Track Name: Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby
  • Artist: Gillian Welch/Alison Krauss/Emmylou Harris
  • Album: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Soundtrack) [Deluxe Edition]


Gillian Welch/Alison Krauss/Emmylou Harris - Didn’t Leave Nobody But The Baby